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in the telegram that after the invasion and the overflow of the taliban in afghanistan, my sense was and my sense with hindsight i would say was that the focus heads which very quickly to iraq and indeed i was ambassador in iraq from 2005 to 2006 during the period when we had taken our eye off the ball in afghanistan and it was clear to me that the governments focus, the public focus was on iraq and having arrived in afghanistan in 2010, it struck me there was a period were some of the things we were doing in 2010 and 2009 were things that might've been done earlier, so that is what i think. we did begin cooling up the security forces in afghanistan early enough in my view and perhaps we hadn't achieved as much as we should have done. i think the focus on iraq during that period of 2003 to 2007. >> when did you realize -- [inaudible] >> it was in hindsight. i think by the time i got there at the focus has switched back to afghanistan. i think some of the decisions that already been made. the surge in troops for instance, the u.s. surgeon troops and the additional troops that were sent to helmand,
this disturbing picture. it shows marines who are urinating on dead taliban fighters. staff sergeant joseph cham blin and staff sergeant edward daptola have been charged. there were three other marines who were also disciplined in this case. >>> and we are learning some really surprising new details and very specific new details about a deadly attack on camp bastion in afghanistan. it happened 11 days ago. may have seemed like a headline to you but when you hear the details, you will be surprised. the insurgents who attacks were wearing cross trainers as they snuck into the american encampment. two americans were killed in this attack, and our cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr was able to get more of these details of the assault straight from the marines who themselves were under attack. >> we see flaming aircrafts, we see the enemy shooting at us. we're seeking cover. we're hearing small arms fire, ak-47s, pkms, and then at some point soon thereafter see another rpg shot towards us and towards our building. >> reporter: for the first time on television, u.s. marines tell cnn just how bad
everyone, pakistan, national community in which the taliban agree to lay down their arms and they form a political party, there may be some deal done that gives them some positions in government in the run-up to the election as there is to perform political party community talk about amnesties. there would need to be cease-fires. all of that is asserted and you would to discuss any genuine political process. that hasn't started. >> to the extent to which we, we the whole of the international community has been participating, provided a substitute economy and afghanistan to start up allow me to develop so far. is that the incentive? is there some economic incentive that brings them into this process? is it that that's going to solve the problem is it's not constitutional matters in human rights and everything clicks >> we need to start reducing the amount of money these then on afghanistan. >> howell to be sustainable within itself? >> the economic process is one where we have to keep helping the afghans fun the development for 10 years beyond what they get on with develop
aspects. the current deputy leader if the taliban is a former gitmo detainee. there is no credible picture although he was chosen because he was young, in his late 30's and a hardened fighter. he joined the taliban in 1995 and was the first detainee at g boy. his number there was number 8, having spent five years at gitmo, a federal law enforcement force said there is real concern that someone like him has recommitted to the taliban's cause but also brings with him a new understanding of the way americans think and the way the american system works. >>shepard: thank you from washington, dc, catherine. >> federal jets every day, packed full of passengers, come close to colliding before take off or after landing. reports are now showing that sometimes the crashes are only prevented by luck. what happens when you are still on the ground at the airport? we have staggering numbers. that is ahead. whoa, look at all those toys. insuring that stuff must be a pain. nah, he's probably got... [ dennis' voice ] allstate. they can bundle all your policies together. lot of paperwork. actually... [ denni
] >> kristin fisher is live near the white house this morning. >>> the taliban in afghanistan is sharing a new video. it says shows deadly attacks on nato forces showing insurgents wearing u.s. military uniforms and it shows them preparing for a mission to attack. the taliban hit the camp on september 14. you see people going through a chain link fence two marines died in a firefight at the end of that raid. it was also one of the most destructive attacks on allied forces. >>> trouble for another d.c. councilman and his campaign. this time it's michael brown. the washington examiner reports brown's reelection campaign did not report more than $8,000 in contributions. it cites an audit which shows the campaign also failed to report $13,000 in expenses. brown is already under scrutiny for $114,000 in missing funds, something he blames on his ousted campaign treasurer. >>> you've heard the phrase one bad apple can spoil the bunch. a few bad apples have spoiled the day for balance lieu i -- ballou high school students. three of them got ill. they were brought to the hospital after getting sick fro
. there is no conventional victory for us. we should honor our troops for their service. we cannot defeat the taliban. the only way out is to do what president obama and hillary clinton are trying to do and that is to promote negotiations between the afghan government and the taliban, but drawdown american forces. that is the only way out for the united states. we're training hundreds of thousands of afghan soldiers and some have been turning their guns on the american allies and killing our soldiers. our military has put restrictions on the type of training we do to inhabit these attacks. the afghan government is very weak. you have to wonder -- the afghan government has to do a better job of vetting the people that go into military. host: one last call for our guest. caller: hi. i wanted to talk about the caller who talks about mitt romney running for president on his own agenda. i think he is not the right person. i cannot see him running our country and bring us into war. he alludes to some war in iran. he has five healthy sons that have not served in the military. he is out there for his own age
held by some type of islamic militants. their dress shows in taliban-like clothing something out of afghanistan. but experts who watched the video don't see the kind of production value you see out of the jihadist video. another interesting point is the video was brought to life by a pro assad web site. meaning someone supporting the syrian regime which would fall into the syrian's regime of islamic militants trying to take over what is going on in syria. right now the big question is austin tice being held by the syrian regime or the syrian regime trying to make it look like islamists. martha: what about the latest situation on the ground in syria? >> reporter: it still continues to deteriorate. the syrian regime is holding on well'. the battles from street to street. fighting continues in syria. russia is standing fast behind their ally. they have warned the united states, turkey and the other nato allies they will not allow the kind of humanitarian corridors or no-fly zone or any type of intervention the way things began in libya. the other thing we learned is a number of the
. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. it follows a grim milestone over the weekend where the killing of an american serviceman late saturday pushed the total number of u.s. military deaths in the 11-year war to 2,000. officials say the troops' death on saturday appeared to be the result of another insider attack. as of this past weekend, there have been 52 coalition troops killed from insider attacks in afghanistan so far this year. >> willie, we've been talking about it for some time. what a milestone. what a terrible, terrible milestone. and it seems a tragedy just keeps growing by the day there. the troops we're supposed to be training to take over are turning their guns on u.s. servicemen and killing them. >> 2,000 americans dead. $570 billion. we sound like a broken record. we say it every time one of these stories comes up. but again i ask, is this what the next two years and change is going to look like in afghanistan? are we prepared to go through at least 2 1/2 more years of this with the withdrawal date at the end of 2014? because it's not going to end. >> we th
the violence. >>> two u.s. marine staff sergeants are facing a court martial for urinating on dead taliban fighters and posing for photos like this one. video of the july 2011 incident was also posted on youtube in january. three other marines have also been disciplined for it. >>> check out these incredible photos from brazil, where a truck spun out of control and teetered over a bridge. amazingly, the driver was not hurt. it took 25 minutes, though, for rescuers to free him from the dangling truck by rope. >>> a four foot long seafood storage bin from japan was found off oahu, hawaii last week 18 months after it was swept out to sea when the tsunami hit the asian country. anderson, back to you. >> wow, that's amazing. susan, thanks. >>> we've been reporting on the disabled national veterans foundation which sounds legitimate, right, and its chief fund-raiser. what we've uncovered has triggered outrage and multiple investigations. tonight, the stakes are climbing higher. just ahead, drew griffin's report on what he found. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the ne
, and wounding many civilians here. this is part of a pattern the taliban has been promising more spectacular attacks. regarding the weekend, another insider attack where an afghan soldier turned his gun on americans killing an american soldier and an american contractor, u.s. forces fired back at their afghan counterparts and there were some afghans killed. this, of course, putting more pressure on this notion of trust and quickly -- and how quickly this transfer of power can occur to the afghans. >> lester holt reporting in kabul for us. thank you. and as new information about the killings in libya, the foreign policy is now in question. former assistant secretary at the state department p.j. crowley joins wagner on next. coming your way in less than 19 minutes. >>> babies. the very new stars of republican attack ads. why the gop is using bouncing bundles of joy. >>> and still right here to come up, the worst thing arnold has ever done. schwarzenegger breaking his silence about his marriage, the affairs, and the new tell-all book where he talks all about it. if you have thoughts about today
of their bodies found. on friday a statewide amber alert was issued for them. >>> a taliban taking responsibility for a suicide. three u.s. service members among the three killed. 50 others wounded. the bomber targeted a joint nato-afghan patrol in khost city. this after two americans died including the 2,000th u.s. military member to be killed during the war in afghanistan. >>> a judge expected to rule later today on pennsylvania's controversial voter. >> i d. law. it's estimated the law's photo i.d. requirement to exclude 750,000 people from voting. the law upheld by a lower court but the state supreme court ordered the judge to assess whether all eligible voters would be allowed to obtain the allowable forms of i.d. >>> and the jimmy hoffa investigation turns up nothing. waiting for tests on mud and clay examples before declaring it a total dud. a tipster claimed he saw what appeared to be a body buried at the site the say after the teamsters chief disappeared in 1975. >> you can skeptical from the beginning. >> please. me and a million other people, right? >>> and the carmageddon. the freeway
conversations about reconciliation, including the taliban, are ongoing. that was part of the conversation. >> margaret, thank you. good to see you. >>> one person has been found dead in a wind-driven wildfire in southern california. the fire east of san diego near the the mexican border is threatening dozens of individuals this morning. the man who died was an elderly man who refused to evacuate. the fire has burned nearly 2500 acres thus far. >>> this morning, another apparent mistake by nfl replacement officials has set off a new fire storm of criticism after last night's green bay/seattle game. everyone was confused, and the losing team was furious. here's the story. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. it was a hail mary at end of the game. it turns an almost certain victory for the green bay packers into a stunning win for the seattle seahawks. >> jennings has it! who did they give it to? touchdown! >> the reaction was immediate. >> how does m.d. jennings not get credit for the interception in i have no idea. >> and intense. >> it was awful. that's all i'm going to say. >> don't ask
taliban will be court- martialed. the incident became public in january after a video surfaced of four marines urinating on three dead men last july. the two marines were also charged with other misconduct. >>> solano county could lose money. officials say the budget cuts would severely effect travis air force base. they also say san diego county could lose the most. more than 100 -- rather $1 billion in cuts. right now lawmakers in washington, d.c. are considering an 18% cut to defense spending over the next 10 years. >>> a man accused of punching a san jose police officer in the face is punching several charges. police say it happened sunday amp when police responded to domestic violence calls. they say they found a man arguing with a woman trying to get inside the house. when police officers arrived that man allegedly punched the officer in the face. >>> well, the group home in the south bay is being sued over allegations of one of their staff members sexually abusing a child. emq's family first ignored a warning that a staff member was acting inappropriately towards a 12-year-old g
the taliban. i didn't talk much about foreign affairs and threatening the benefit packages which is why the veterans signed up for and deserve it. i think they'll vote against him. finally, the jewish vote, i trust medved, trust them both, and they told me in the entire adult life they never saw the jewish-american vote so leans towards voting for republican in such strong numbers. there's one word "israel" written all over it. president obama is hose still to israel. left benjamin netanyahu in the basement, say call me if something changes, did not treat him like the best ally in the middle east and probably in the world and a democratic country at that with elected leaders in the tradition is strong and ought to be supported. mitt romney is a friend of israel, and that matters to any friend of israel, jewish or not jewish in the united states. >> thank you. >> there's agreement in the room that we need to reform large entitlement programs as you mentioned, but i think there's agreement that any effort of reform is fought tooth and nail by established senate departments so if you look
partly run by the taliban and partly run by a karzai-type government. and you end up having to cede space to taliban-type forces or come to some compromise with them that means that you go backwards rather than forwards. pakistan, i think, is the epicenter of everything that's really wrong and what's going to be dealt with. and if we could have more constructive relationships with pakistan, and that's very, very difficult, i understand that. if we could have a certainty that they would deal with their own internal problems, then i think that is the key to unlocking more peaceful relationships not just with the indian subcontinent but right across afghanistan. >> so mr. prime minister, your position at the u.n., you have the very small and easy task of making sure that the u.n. delivers on the world's promise of making sure every child in the world has access to education by 2015. >> yeah. this is a silent emergency. i mean, it is tragic that today -- >> seems like an impossible task. >> 61 million children around the world will not be going to school because they've got no school to go to
-qaida and taliban are not going to end their war, and there in lies the problem. i think in various parts of the broader middle east and around the world people will see this as another peac piece of evidence of the president's unwillingness to assert american interest around the world. martha: thank you very much ambassador bolton, joining us with some thoughts on the president's speech, and this. eight years later, a suspected terrorist is set to face justice on u.s. soil. why this man who was accused of setting up a jihad training camp in oregon is now set for extradition along with four others who may be directly tied to osama bin laden. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ can. bill: now on to our d
district vote. look at how obama is running in the philly suburbs are some of taliban 2008 and so on. so definite looking like advantage obama in pennsylvania. michigan is another state where the romney campaign thought they might have a run. that's just not happening at this point. michigan is pretty decisively on the side of obama. look again at the geographical pattern of the vote, running in the detroit metro area, 44% of the statewide vote as he did in 2008. not much going on there for romney. wisconsin is a state where if you're going to crack the midwest code, given what was happening with ohio, they thought perhaps they could do it in wisconsin. the problem is twofold for them. one is if you look at the level of demographic change that's taking place in wisconsin, it's quite startling according to these current data. a three-point increase in a share of minority eligible voters. a seven-point decline among white noncollege voters, eligible voters. these are huge changes and odyssey they do exactly against within inches of the romney team in wisconsin. so maybe they thought if the
about reconciliation, including the taliban, are ongoing and that was part of the conversation. >> thank you, good to see you. >>> one person has been found dead in a wind-driven wildfire in southern california. the fire east of san diego near the mexican border is threatening dozens of buildings this morning. officials say the person who died was an elderly man who ignored the order to evacuate. his body was found inside one of the 20 homes destroyed by the flames. the fire has burned nearly 2,500 acres thus far. >>> this morning another apparent mistake by nfl replacement officials has set off a new fire storm of criticism after last night's green bay seattle game, everyone was confused and the losing team was furious. jeff glor is here. >> the ref noticeably pushed one defender out of the way and turned an almost certain victory for the green bay packers into a stunning win for the seattle seahawks. >> who did they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: the reaction was immediate. >> unbelievable. >> how does jennings not get credit for the interception, i have no idea. >> reporter: and
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